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Spotify has a major audio-quality upgrade coming later this year

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Spotify will offer high-res audio versions of some songs for an extra fee later this year. (Stan Horaczek/)

Mention Spotify around any hardcore audiophile and they’ll likely set their $1,500 open-air headphones down on their bespoke mahogany headphone holder and scoff at the idea of listening to compressed music through a streaming service. During a recent press event, however, Spotify announced that it’s launching a new service later this year specifically to offer high-resolution, CD-quality music tracks for users who want to hear every last bit of detail from their music.

Spotify calls the service HiFi and it partnered with pop star Billie Eilish to start promoting it. According to the company, the premium service will add cost to…

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